Rice County Social Services Psychologist Dr. Eric Lundin joins KDHL AM Minnesota for our annual visit during Mental Health Awareness Month.  For the last several years Lundin has picked a mental health topic or tool to deal with mental health issues to discuss on the program.  Today we discuss resilience.

According to MentalHealth.gov "mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act.  It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  Mental health is important to every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood."

Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including"

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Help is available and I'm sure that's what we will emphasize during our conversation at 9:30 a.m.

Resilience is defined on dictionary.com as "the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched, elasticity."

The other definition is, "ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.